Objections to homes and eatery plan for ex-pub in Burnley
12:40pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
PARISH councillors have voiced a range of objections to a proposed new homes and restaurant package for a former landmark pub in Burnley.
Lugano Developments has unveiled proposals to construct 10 homes near the Bull and Butcher, in Manchester Road, and create an Italian restaurant in the main building.
But Habergham Eaves Parish Council is concerned that unwelcome extra traffic would be generated, and questions the need for new residential expansion as there are already empty homes in the vicinity.
Parish council chairman Pat Osbaldeston said: “This development has not been well received.
“We have empty homes for sale on the nearby Apex Close.”
There is also concern that a triangle of land outside the pub, currently used by the authority for its Christmas tree, and containing a Jubilee bench and planter, could also be affected.
Coun Osbaldeston has also said that the true ‘gateway’ to the parish is located close to the New Waggoners pub, further along Manchester Road, a fact designated by a new stone marker.
Supporters of the bid say that the regeneration scheme would establish 28 jobs, and bring a significant building back into use.
A new access road would be created off Rossendale Avenue.
The last tenant of the pub was Ashoka, before it closed three years ago.
The homes would be a mixture of three and four-bedroom properties.
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